The History of Painting in Canada
Toward a People's Art

Lord, Barry
Publisher:  NC Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1974  
Pages:  253pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX16486

A histor of Canadian painting from the art of the native peoples up to the 1970s. It explores how art in Canada was shaped by British and American imperialist influences, and how it has also been part of the fight against domination.


Table of Contents

Three Hundred Years a Nation
List of Colour Plates
Introduction: Toward a People's Art

I Painting of the Native Peoples

II Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes

The art of the church and the art of the people
Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society
Interlude: An American paints the conquest of Quebec

III Canadian Painting: The British Regime

The struggle for the landscape
A nation of Canadians
Imperialism and the art of schools in Paris
The Group of Seven: A national landscape art

IV Painting in the Age of U.S. Imperialism

Repression and revolt in Quebec
Canadian painting: The struggle to paint our people

Conclusion: Toward a People's Art

Notes for further reading

Where to see the paintings


Subject Headings

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